Recently, Franklin Graham announced that he had left the Republican party and is now an Independent. He stated he left the party for multiple reasons, specifically citing the funding of Planned Parenthood in the spending bill passed by Congress. In light of this, do we follow Mr. Graham’s example, or do we stick with the Republican party that has traditionally supported our pro-life convictions? If the election ends as it did in 2008 and 2012, what does that mean for the young pro-life generation? Are we hanging all our hopes on the presidential election? Do we declare defeat and give up if a Planned Parenthood award recipient is elected as President?
Irrespective of the outcomes this election season, I encourage you (and myself) to remember who fights for us. While others may be discouraged and disheartened, let us boldly declare the hope that we have in God and fight, both on our knees and at the polls, for the lives of unborn children. If you are looking for a way to start praying, check out this 21 day guide to praying for life from the Chuck Colson Center for Worldview! http://www.colsoncenter.org/21days.
P.S. January is a huge month for pro-life activities. Share your tweets from Sanctity of Life Sunday (January 17th), our very own ProLife Youth Tweetfest (January 20th) Evangelicals for Life Conference (January 21-22), and of course the March for Life (January 22nd). Let’s start the year strong for life!